Kenneth R. (Ken) Scott, Hall of Fame 2011, has passed away
KENNETH SCOTT OBITUARY
Kenneth R. (Ken) Scott, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia died peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at The Hoy Center at Westminster-Canterbury. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Russell R. Scott and Edith M. Scott and sister Betty M. Hebl, all of Iowa City, Iowa.
Born and raised in Iowa City, Ken graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Civil Engineering. A member of the ROTC Program, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers after graduation and entered active duty in 1961. Ken received a MS Degree in Construction Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and served tours of duty in Virginia, Kansas and Missouri. He also served tours in France, Vietnam and Ethiopia. Having reached the rank of Major, Ken resigned his Commission in 1970 and accepted a position as Airport Engineer with the Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority. In that position, Ken assumed responsibility for oversight of the construction of the new terminal complex at Norfolk International Airport which was opened to the public in 1974. Ken was appointed Executive Director of the Norfolk Airport Authority in 1972, a position he held until his retirement in 2010.
Ken was very active in the Westminster-Canterbury community and leaves behind many friends. He was a longtime Rotarian and served on several local Boards. He was also a strong supporter of the United Way of South Hampton Roads. He was a member and officer of several Aviation Organizations, including the Virginia Airport Operators Council and the Airport Operators Council International. He was inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.
Ken is survived by his adopted Virginia family, Wayne and Ann Shank of Virginia Beach and their daughter, Erin Conroy and her family, of Norfolk. Ken is also survived by his sister Mary Lou Johnson of Gainesville, Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 2nd in the Anderson Bayview Room at Westminster-Canterbury. In lieu of flowers, Ken has asked that donations be made to Saint Mary’s Home or Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 20, 2022.